Managing and Monitoring Data Collection > Virtualization Manager Data Collector Policy
Version 9.1
Virtualization Manager Data Collector Policy
VMware Data Collection offers two options for collecting data:
Collect data from vSphere (formerly vCenter) and/or
Collect data from specific ESX servers that are not managed by vSphere
When you create a Data Collection policy, you can specify host names and/or IP addresses or range of addresses. In addition, you can enter a comma-separated list of any combination of host names and addresses to be probed.
Prerequisites: A Data Collector must exist in the Portal, to which you will add Data Collector Policies. For specific prerequisites and supported configurations, see the APTARE StorageConsole 9.1 Certified Configurations Guide.
1. Click Add and select VMware.
2. Configure the VMware Data Collector.:
Sample Value
The domain identifies the top level of your host group hierarchy. The name was supplied during the installation process. All newly discovered hosts are added to the root host group associated with this domain. Typically, only one Domain will be available in the drop-down list.
If you are a Managed Services Provider, each of your customers will have a unique domain with its own host group hierarchy.
To find your Domain name select Admin > Hosts and Domains > Domains.
ESX/Virtual Center Server*
One or more IP addresses or host names to probe. Comma-separated addresses or IP ranges are supported. The VMware Data Collector is multi-threaded enabling it to poll up to five vCenters in one polling cycle. If the server requires an SSL certificate, refer to Adding a Certificate to the Java Keystore for instructions.,, myhost
User ID*
The view-only VMware user ID that has a role with the following privileges: Read-Only and Browse Datastore.
The password associated with the User ID.
ESX Servers to Exclude
Enter one or more ESX server names or IP addresses. Comma-separated names/addresses or IP ranges are supported.
Click the check box to activate details collection. Click the clock icon to create a schedule. Every Minute, Hourly, Daily, Weekly, and Monthly schedules may be created. Relative schedules are relative to when the Data Collector is restarted. Advanced use of native CRON strings is also available.
Examples of CRON expressions:
*/30 * * * * means every 30 minutes
*/20 9-18 * * * means every 20 minutes between the hours of 9am and 6pm
*/10 * * * 1-5 means every 10 minutes Mon - Fri.
*/30 * * * *
Click the check box to activate performance collection. Click the clock icon to create a schedule.